Boy's Choir at Congregation Oheb Zadek, circa 1920
Ten choirboys wearing tallaisim pose for a portrait with choir leader Sydney Grossman. The Oheb Zedek Congregation, or the ''Marion Street Shul'' as it was also known, broke away from the BMH Synagogue in 1911, then reunited with it in the 1940s. Sydney Grossman, son of merchant Abraham Grossman, is pictured standing third from the left. He later became an attorney and prominent leader in Denver's Jewish community as president of both the Jewish Family and Children's Service and the BMH Synagogue.
- circa 1920
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2 Items (photograph)
Scope and Contents
From the Collection: The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good 8 x 10 inches black and white
Donated by Louis Siegel. Donated by Charles McNamara.
Title supplied by archivist. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 64.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on front of photograph: ''Choir- Oheb Zadek Congregation c 1920 Marion Street Shul.'' On envelope: ''#100 Oheb Zedek Cong, Choir, 1920.'' Handwritten on back of duplicate photograph: ''The choir at Congregation Oheb Zadek, c. 1928, wearing skullcaps and prayer shawls.''
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
- From the Collection: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (Organization)